Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore!
Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
Affetside Census
A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

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Sunday, 23 October 2011

Singleton Church Memorials

I visited Singleton on the way to Poulton. A fascinating place. I took photographs inside the church of other dedications as well as the memorials. One of the most interesting objects was the remains of a pedestal belonging to a wayside cross - possibly. The link is here There are links to other pictures of the church here.

However these are the memorials to the fallen in World War 1 and World War 2. They are facing the entrance door as you enter.
The World War 1 Memorial

The inscription is below:

1914 - 1919
TO THE HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THE PARISH OF SINGLETON
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

J. H. MILLER
E.C.MILLER
E.WILSON
A.HOWE
A. BOND
J.TURNBULL
T.B.TURNBULL
W. ECCLESTON.
W.STIRZAKER
A.STIRZAKER
H.TURNER
W.HASLEM
T.H.JACKSON
E.RONSON
J.SWARBRICK

"Their name liveth for evermore"

These are the 3 plaques on the wall facing the entrance door



1939 - 1945
TO THE HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THE PARISH OF SINGLETON
WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

J.C.BRADLEY
C.COCKS
T.FOSTER
J.KIRKHAM
J.OLIVE
A.M,RONSON

"Greater love hath no man than this,
that he lay down his life for his friends"

Both the plaques are of brass, both the same size and they have laurel wreaths with crosses in the middle. The middle section appears to be of oak, aged an of a window shape inscribed in gold leaf. " IN EVERLASTING REMEMBRANCE" Little shelf beneath, for flowers or possibly candles.

These memorials are mentioned in the United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials as UKNIWM Ref: 10571

There will be a link to the rest of the memorabilia and dedications here. As well as more pictures of this interesting little community church.

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